Commission Meeting Minutes — July 11, 2017        Certified July 17, 2017

 

Crawford County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with these members present: Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner; Rob Cummings, Commissioner District 1; Jared Boast, Commissioner District 2; John Martin, County Clerk; and the following proceedings were had to viz;

 

Attendees at the beginning of the meeting included Amy England, Kim Smith, Ryan Storz, Danny Brown, Kenny McGraw, Darin Layman, Theda Sanders, Roger Richards, Kerry Summers, Kellie Vestal, and James Brand.

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m.

 

9:04 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Agenda of July 11, 2017.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

 

9:05 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to approve the minutes of the Crawford County Commission Closed Meeting Minutes and the Open Meeting Minutes of June 27.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders –Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

 

9:06 a.m.:  No mail to review. Citizen participation opened: Roger Richards discussed the need for signage and enforcement of designated smoking and food/drink consumption areas in the courthouse.  Commissioners offered to look in to posting signage.  Kerry Summers requested signage for the Assessor/Collector office building outlining prohibition of all weapons on the premises.

 

9:15 a.m.:  Commission signed assessor’s monthly report.

 

9:22 a.m.:  Leo Sanders read a message from a citizen who had requested information on responsibility for culvert maintenance on Valleyside Road.  Danny Brown had already resolved the issue, and the citizen was satisfied with the result.

 

9:25 a.m.:  Clerk discussed recent safety inspection performed by Midwest Public Risk.  The insurance company report stated that various safety measures, such as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, exit signage, and the like, should be placed in noted locations around county buildings.  Vernon Cornelius entered the meeting.

 

9:31 a.m.:  Road District #1 bid opening for ____________ ; no bids submitted.

 

9:34 a.m.:  Eric Stopp of Stopp & VanHoy, CPA firm entered the meeting.  He stated that his firm was hired by the State Auditor’s Office to perform the financial portion of the recent audit.  He posed some routine questions to the commissioners, then departed.

 

9:44 a.m.:  Ronald DeClue entered the meeting.  Commissioners decided to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017, in lieu of meeting at the regular Tuesday time, as the Board of Equalization was due to meet on that same Monday at 10:00 a.m.

 

9:50 a.m.:  Recess called until 10:00.

 

10:04 a.m.:  Meeting reconvened.  Hearing on Trail Road called to order with the following in attendance: Amy England, Ryan Storz, Danny Brown, Kenny McGraw, Darin Layman, Theda Sanders, Kerry Summers, Kellie Vestal, John Martin, Leo Sanders, Rob Cummings, Jared Boast, Vernon Cornelius, Ronald DeClue, Kimberly Gipson, Curtis Holt, Greg Bayless, Robert Klein, MaryBeth Huffman, James Broshot, Steve Paulus, Kent Howald, Scott Cason, Mark Wenner, and James Brand.  Leo Sanders made a brief statement outlining hearing speaking limits.  Steve Paulus spoke first, on behalf of Edward Bayless, and requested that the commission do nothing in regard to his client’s petition for road repair.  He believed that the circuit court should file a declaratory judgment as to the county’s status of road ownership before the commission could accurately decide as to repair rights.  Messrs. Wenner and Broshot each spoke in agreement of Mr. Paulus’s request.  Mr. Howald recommended to the commission that they await a declaration from a circuit judge before proceeding.  The floor was opened to comments by the others present; none spoke for or against the issue.

 

10:13 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to postpone discussion of repair on Trail Road until such time as a judgment had been made by the court.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

 Roll Call Vote was held as follows:

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

 

10:15 a.m.:  Hearing closed. Commissioners signed weekly bills.  All exited, save for Mark Wenner, Danny Brown, Kenny McGraw, Theda Sanders, John Martin, Jared Boast, Leo Sanders, Rob Cummings, Ryan Storz, and Amy England.

 

10:43 a.m.:  Kenny McGraw asked for clarification on his crew’s attempts to grade the part of Trail Road not in contention.  Jared Boast offered to discuss that issue with Mr. Howald and guide Mr. McGraw accordingly.

 

10:49 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to go into closed session per RSMo. 610.021(1) to discuss legal matters.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

 

11:51 a.m.:  Open session resumed with commissioners, clerk, Theda Sanders, Danny Brown, and Kenny McGraw in attendance.

 

11:52 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to adjourn the July 11, 2017 meeting of the Crawford County Commission.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

 

The Commission adjourned to meet July 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

 

                                                

Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner